Seeking Innovative and Energetic Dental "Servant" Leader for Outstanding VA Chief of Dentistry Position for Mather (Sacramento) California - This Position Won't Stay Open Long!
The VA Northern California Healthcare System (VANCHS), Sacramento VA Medical Center, Mather CA, is seeking a talented and energetic Dental Leader for Chief of Dental Service. The selected candidate reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff and will exercise full authority of the Healthcare System’s Dental Program, will report to the Deputy Chief of Staff, and exercises oversight, supervision and direction of a large, complex and geographically dispersed Dental Service Program. The Chief of Dental Service has direct supervision over a Dental Service Administrative Officer and three Dental Associate Chiefs/Supervisors who oversee the System's three Dental Clinics at Mare Island (Vallejo) CA, McClellan CA and Redding CA, who in-turn, supervise 17 Dentists, 1 Oral Surgeon, 2 Periodontists, 29 Dental Assistants, 8 Dental Hygienists, 2 Dental Lab Techs and Administrative Support Staff. The Selected Candidate is expected to spend approximately 50% of their time on Service Line Administration/Management and 50% on Clinical Duties; however, schedule will consider Selected Candidate’s clinical and professional interests and goals, and will be thoroughly discussed during interview.
If you possess solid dental clinical skills, knowledge, leadership and management experience, and a "Servant Leaders Heart" and passion for "Teamwork, Collaboration and Strategic Communication", we are interested in considering you for this outstanding VA Dental Leadership opportunity.
Required Qualifications and Expectations:
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Dental Medicine (DMD) Degree
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice in US, Territory or D.C.
Completion of postgraduate dental residency (general practice or specialty)
Ideal candidate would have served in a leadership capacity, have knowledge of government health care, and experience treating patients who have served in the military; although all well qualified candidates will be considered
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Expected Salary range for well qualified Dentist will range from $240,000,000.00 to $262,000.00 with consideration for award of a Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive, and possible consideration for Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) for highly qualified candidate, that may provide up to $200,000.00 maximum benefit.
The VA supports a healthy work-life-family balance by providing Staff with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering:
Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses.
Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option.
Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan.
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Learn more at: tttps://www.vacareers.va.gov/
To learn more, please forward copy of your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter, summarizing your background, education, training, practice and leadership / management experience, credentials and interests, to
Additional Salary Information: Recruitment/Relocation Incentive; Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be considered / offered to well-qualified candidate.
Internal Number: JOA VIN# 10167631
About Department of Veterans Affairs
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.
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